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Tim Bogar to interview for the Astros managerial job

Sep 18, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

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ESPN Boston.com reports that Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar will interview with the Astros some time this week. The fact that the Astros last manager — Brad Mills — used to be a Red Sox bench coach to is a coincidence, I’d imagine.

Bogar played for the Astros from 1997-2000. He played in his only postseason series in 1999 with Houston, going 3 for 4 in two games against Atlanta.  He has managed in the minor leagues, where he was named manager of the year for three straight years — 2004, 2005 and 2006 — across three different leagues.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 18, 2012 at 8:57 AM

    Could be a good choice, since he has experience managing young inexperienced players. He also has experience in the AL.

  2. capeporpoise - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    Does the Bogar photo strike anyone as being somewhat, um, unexpected? The play of shadow, the angle of the head – doesn’t it seem more appropriate for a publicity still for the ‘The Tim Bogar Story’

  3. stex52 - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Yup, that last Red Sox experiment worked out so well. I’d go for it.

    Seriously, Brad was never given a chance. If Bogar is interested, I hope he is great. But he is going to learn his craft by losing a whole lot of games.

  4. willclarkgameface - Sep 18, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    FACT: the guy that takes this job in 2013 is going to be hung out to dry when the team is good enough to truly compete in the AL West, say, 5 years from then.

  5. kelshannon19 - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:20 AM

    Stex I’m starting to worry the Astros are losing you as a fan. Don’t need any more of those

    • stex52 - Sep 18, 2012 at 10:34 AM

      Thanks for the concern. We all need a little love :-) I like to think of myself more as a realist. I’ve been with the team since the ’60’s and this is the worst spell ever. Won’t be better until they suffer for a couple of more years. Since we’ve been going since 2007 in “rebuild” mode, I am a little tired of waiting.

      • kelshannon19 - Sep 18, 2012 at 12:58 PM

        Exactly so stick around for a few years my friend. Watching the young guys such as Springer, Singleton, Santana, Cosart, Paredes, ect is fun to watch.

      • stex52 - Sep 18, 2012 at 2:26 PM

        My fondest hope…….. I’m not exactly young these days.

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